By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
This move from Reliance Communications resembles a lot to Jio's tariff plan and doesn't bound users to buy a 4G enabled smartphone.
Reliance Communications today launched a new bucket plan today at Rs 149 in which one will get unlimited outgoing calling coupled with 300 MB across all the networks in India.
This move from Reliance Communications resembles a lot to Jio's tariff plan. Further, one can avail this tariff on any network 2G, 3G and 4G, unlike Jio's mandatory VoLTE compatibility.
The new unlimited plan is set to change the dynamics of mobile recharges in India, as customers move away from a traditional revenue per minute tariff model to a service subscription model based on ARPU - said RCom co-CEO, Gurdeep Singh.
As of now, the plan has been introduced only in 17 RCom circles and not in 5 easter circles such as West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Northeast where RCom doesn't have 2G services.
Reliance Jio had that one corn that it could only be used on a 4G enabled smartphone. And while we admit that 4G enabled smartphones are available quite easily these days yet there a lot of people still using 3G smartphones and RCom seems to target those people with its cheap tariff offering.
Reliance Jio recently started doorstep delivery for Jio SIMs in Delhi (NCR) and Mumbai. Even though the net traction towards the telecom network has reduced dramatically, still people uses the new revolutionary Jio as their secondary SIM.